Who We Are

Connecticut Blood Center (CTBC) is the primary supplier of blood and blood products to patients being cared for in over a dozen Connecticut hospitals. We operate a hospital services blood storage depot from our Connecticut center so we can quickly and reliably get urgent or unexpected orders to local hospitals.

CTBC is operated by the Rhode Island Blood Center, a division of New York Blood Center — a national organization with multiple operating divisions known collectively as New York Blood Center Enterprises. CTBC and its partners have over six decades of experience saving lives by ensuring a safe and plentiful blood supply to the patients and hospitals we serve.

Donations made at CTBC are tested and processed at our sister blood center’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Providence at Rhode Island Blood Center.

Our Lifesaving Network

As a division of NYBCe, we are part of a network that is internationally recognized for its high humanitarian impact, including lifesaving blood products, specialty pharmaceuticals, and high-quality clinical, technical, testing, and consultative services for healthcare providers and patients. Learn more about NYBCe’s lifesaving network.

Our Mission

Today, as part of New York Blood Center Enterprises (NYBCe), we proudly serve as a vital community lifeline dedicated to helping patients and advancing global public health through our four-part mission.

  1. Provide the highest quality blood and stem cell products and related medical and consultative services to hospitals and patients.
  2. Conduct the highest quality, novel, and innovative research in the fields of hematology, blood banking and transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies, thus advancing these fields and positively impacting public health.
  3. Develop products, technologies, and services in the fields of hematology, blood banking, transfusion medicine, and cellular therapies with the potential to have worldwide humanitarian impact.
  4. Train the next generation of leaders in each of these fields.